April 28, 2021
AUMA/AMSC DIGEST
ADVOCACY UPDATES
  • Paid time off for vaccinations
  • Additional relief funding
  • Spring Legislation Status

Read the full update here.
AUMA members have had long-standing concerns with municipalities collecting education property tax on behalf of the province.


In late 2020, the Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta released a decision which clarified the duty to accommodate an employee who is suffering from alcoholism.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA) will be hosting a series of webinars on Municipal Tools to Support Affordable Housing. Municipal leaders will hear about funding opportunities, how to grow affordable housing, and how to fully benefit from the funding opportunities of the National Housing Strategy, including the soon-to-be-launched Getting Started round of the Housing Supply Challenge.

Registrations:
·      South Region (Calgary, south to the US Border): Registration Link
·      Central Region (from Airdrie to Leduc): Registration Link
·      North Region (Edmonton, north to the NWT border): Registration link
Please take some time to read through the toolkit provided by Alberta Emergency Management Agency for Emergency Preparedness Week (May 2-8, 2021). Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event and all community leaders are encouraged to get the word out to residents and educate them on emergency and disaster preparedness
The Community Conserve is happy to share the newly renovated platform! The new platform has ramped up its library resources by 200%. Community Conserve is where Alberta municipalities can access well-researched environment and conservation information, share ideas, and even pool resources.
Health Canada’s National Radon Program is launching a consultation on its draft Radon Action Guide for Provinces-Territories and Municipalities. Stakeholder participation and feedback will ensure that the Guide is a resource that will be effectively used by jurisdictional authorities to develop policies and take action to reduce radon in their communities. The feedback will be open until June 30, 2021.
Register for the Regional Partnerships and Collaboration course
One week left! Register today for EOEP’s Regional Partnerships and Collaboration course. The course runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 5, 12, and 19. Visit eoep.ca to learn more and register.
Apply now and upgrade your rec centre.
Our process is easy, so you can start saving sooner. First, Submit an Expression of Interest so we can get to know you and what project you might be interested in doing. Then, submit an application through the REC Application portal for a scoping audit, engineering study, and an implementation project. Finally, install energy-efficient upgrades with funding from the Recreation Energy Conservation Program.

The Town of Bow Island installed a REALice system at the Servus Community Arena. They also included a tankless hot water heater and new door sweeps in their retrofit project. Here’s what Mayor Gordon Reynolds, Town of Bow Island, says about installing an energy-saving de-aerating system for ice rinks: “The REALice water treatment system for ice arenas eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing ice. We were pleased with the installation of our ice using our REALice system and look forward to the energy efficiency savings in years to come. Having better sweeps & seals on the barn doors will also help in the long run.”
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